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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Musical crime solvers help neighbors make positive choices.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

I wish I could give 100 stars

This is the best show I have discovered in a long time. Im 60 and wish I could move to Mouseland. It looks like its the best place to live. I have fallen in love with Rastamouse and the crew. It is so funny to see how mice do tings like people. I wish there was a full length feature film. I want Rastamouse to go on for years. Thank you. Bless you. Stay safe. P.S. There should be some affection in the show kids need to know there is no shame in showing affection like hugging or shaking paws. Which we all need to get back to after this horrible virus goes away.

This title has:

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Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This darling show is nearly as fun for adults to watch as the intended kid audience, thanks to the bold animation and the charming characters' experiences. Mouseland is a place where everyone helps each other, where errors are set right by logic and reasoning, and where friends are always easy to find or make. Even better, Rastamouse's focus on "making bad tings good" means there's a constructive lesson about forgiveness and redemption in every story.

Controversy surrounding the characters' linguistics is inevitable because it is such a prominent part of this show's unique style, but just because the representation exists doesn't mean it has to offend. The speech patterns reflect the Caribbean-inspired heritage of the characters, providing parents a good opportunity to teach kids about diversity. That said, don't be surprised if yours repeat some of the words and phrases they hear between Rastamouse and his mice friends on the show.

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